Session501
TitleRitual and the Household, I: Anglo-Saxon Settlements
Date/TimeTuesday 13 July 2010: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorSociety for Medieval Archaeology
 
OrganiserVicky Crewe, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
 
Moderator/ChairDawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
 
Paper 501-a Deposition in Context: Patterns and Interpretation of Anglo-Saxon Placed Deposits
(Language: English)
Clifford Sofield, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - Sites; Daily Life
Paper 501-b Appropriating the Past: Reuse of Prehistoric Monuments in Anglo-Saxon Settlements
(Language: English)
Vicky Crewe, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Archaeology - Sites; Daily Life
Paper 501-c Women's Ritual Spaces in Early Anglo-Saxon Settlements
(Language: English)
Sally Crawford, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - Sites; Daily Life; Women's Studies
 
AbstractThe potential for identifying archaeological evidence of votive activities which represent the expression of ideological belief has, until recently, largely been ignored in settlement studies of the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods in Britain. This is not least because such votive or ritual acts can, of course, be archaeologically elusive and ambiguous. Nonetheless, the realm of everyday life might well have been a particularly suitable place to express the world views and ideological beliefs which structured that life. Thus, these two sessions on 'Ritual and the Household' will comprise papers which demonstrate the potential for ideological and ritual expression in households and settlements of the 5th to 15th centuries.